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The Man Who Designed South Africa’s Iconic Flag

To mark 20 years of democracy in South Africa I travelled to Pretoria to interview Fred Brownell, the man who designed the country’s iconic flag. He got the original idea for the design from the chasubles worn by Anglican and Catholic priests, but it nearly ended up looking like the nuclear peace symbol. Two decades […]


The Man Who Designed The Flag of South Africa

The Man Who Designed The Flag of South Africa

South Africa is celebrating 20 years of democracy. Did you know that the new flag of South Africa was inspired by the chasubles worn by Anglican and Catholic priests? Or that it nearly ended up looking like this one, which mirrored the nuclear peace symbol? Today the flag is universally loved by South Africans and […]